The Human Resource Programs office is responsible for the administration of CSU Channel Islands employee benefits plans. Our office is currently located in Solano Hall, Room 1123, and is open for walk-in inquiries between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is highly recommended that you call to make an appointment. You may call the main phone number (805) 437-8490 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you have a general question, it may be a frequently asked question, so click here to access the Employee Benefit Frequently Asked Questions web page. Your answer may be here!
Your central portal for finding CSU-specific benefits information quickly and easily including the following:
- Voluntary Benefit Plans
- Income Protection
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement Savings Plans
Summary of Benefit Plans
CSUEU – Units 2, 5, 7 & 9
Health Care Support
Operations Support Services
Clerical/Administrative Support Services
Technical Support Services
Faculty – Unit 3
Academic Support – Unit 4
Skilled Crafts – Unit 6
Public Safety – Unit 8
Teaching Associates – Unit 11
http://www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Teaching Associates Unit 11
Management Personnel Plan – Administrators
Physicians – Unit 1
Delta Dental of California provides the dental plans available to eligible employees. The dental insurance premium is employer paid. Provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreements may modify the CSU dental plan benefits.
Select the links below to find a dentist, print a claim form or view the Evidence of Coverage.
Eligibility: Employees must be half-time or more in an appointment that exceeds six (6) months (equivalent to 7.5 Weighted Teaching Units for academic year Faculty appointments). If you are in a lecturer or coach academic year position, you also may be eligible if appointed for at least 6 Weighted Teaching Units for at least one semester or two or more consecutive quarter terms. Note: It is the employees’ responsibility to request additions, deletion, or changes in their enrollment in a timely manner.
New Enrollments: Employees have 60 calendar days from the date of eligibility to enroll self and dependents in dental benefits. In order to enroll, employees must complete an Enrollment Worksheet available in Human Resources. If you complete the enrollment documents by the end of the month coverage is effective the 1st of the second month. Do not use your dental insurance until the deduction appears on your pay stub.
Open Enrollment: If you wish to change dental plans you may do so during the open enrollment period which is September through October with an effective date of January
C.O.B.R.A.: If you become ineligible because of a reduction in time base you may continue your coverage under the provisions of COBRA. If your dependents become ineligible the coverage may be continued under the provisions of COBRA. Please contact Human Resources for details.
Direct Pay: If you are on a formal leave of absence without pay or are in an approved non-pay status you may elect to pay the full premium for your coverage. Please contact Human Resources for details.
FlexCash Plan: Eligible employees may waive CSU dental coverage in exchange for cash if you have other non-CSU coverage. Please see the CSU FlexCash Plan Brochure for details.
Program: A variety of health plans are available. Provisions of Collective Bargaining Agreement may modify the CSU health plan contribution level.
Eligibility: Employees must be half-time or more in an appointment that exceeds six (6) months (7.5 teaching units per academic year for faculty, Unit 3). Note: It is the employees’ responsibility to request additions, deletions, or changes in their enrollment in a timely manner. (CalPERS)
Health Plans: There are two (2) general types of health plans available. The two types of plans are Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). (CalPERS)
- Blue Shield Access + HMO
- Kaiser Permanente
- PersCare and PersChoice
- Anthem/Blue Cross (for PersCare and PersChoice)
- Health Insurance Privacy Notice (PDF, 84KB)
Health Benefit Rate Comparison
New Enrollments: Employees have 60 calendar days from the date of eligibility to enroll in health benefits via the normal enrollment process. In order to enroll, employees must complete an Enrollment Worksheet available in Human Resources. If you are enrolling a spouse to your health insurance, please attach a copy of your marriage certificate or the top portion of your tax return to the Enrollment Worksheet. For staff and administrators coverage becomes effective the first of the month following the date the enrollment form is signed and submitted to Human Resources. Faculty who enroll within the first pay period of the fall semester are covered October 1.
Dependent Eligibility: CalPERS
Open Enrollment: If you wish to change health plans you may do so during the open enrollment period, between September and October with an effective date of January 1.
C.O.B.R.A.: You may elect to cancel your health insurance at any time. If you become ineligible because of a reduction in time base you may continue your coverage under the provisions of COBRA. If your dependents become ineligible the coverage may be continued under the provisions of COBRA. Please contact Human Resource Programs for details.
Direct Pay: If you are on a formal leave of absence without pay or are in an approved non-pay status you may elect to pay the full premium for your coverage. Please contact Human Resource Programs for details.
FlexCash Plan: Eligible employees may waive CSU group health in exchange for cash if you have other non-CSU coverage. Please see the CSU FlexCash Plan Brochure for details.
Employee-Paid Voluntary Life Insurance
The Standard Life Insurance Company (The Standard) is the CSU's life insurance carrier for employee-paid voluntary life insurance. The CSU offers voluntary life insurance to all eligible employees. Employees can purchase protection for themselves and eligible family members including spouse/ domestic partner and dependent children. Employee coverage ranges from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $1,500,000. Coverage for an employee's spouse or domestic partner ranges from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $750,000. Coverage for children can be purchased at $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000. Children must be insured for the same amount.
New employees may automatically qualify for a set amount of insurance coverage called Guarantee Issue. Under the Guarantee Issue provision, employees may apply for coverage up to $150,000 for themselves, $50,000 for their spouses/domestic partners and $20,000 for each child without answering medical questions (evidence of insurability). However, any amount, up to the maximum limits, may be chosen and would require evidence of insurability.
The Standard's voluntary life insurance plan also contains a number of enhanced coverage features including: Waiver of premium for disabled employees Portability Coverage not subject to reduction because of age, and Living death benefit.
Please use the links provided below for information on other programs and policies that affect you as an employee:
- Benefit FAQ
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee Fee Waiver Program
- Department of Labor Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (PDF, 42.2KB)
- CSU Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy (PDF, 476KB)
- CSU Military Leave Entitlements (Military Exigency Leave) (PDF, 42.3KB)